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Help with speaker swap

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BlueNorthToyo, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    BlueNorthToyo

    BlueNorthToyo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am in the process of changing out the stock speakers (if you can call them that) to a new set of Alpines, front and rear in a double cab. The rear ones I have no problem with but with the fronts I am haing issues.

    The Alpine instructions say to disconnect the factory tweeter or else it may damage the new one built into the Alpine. If I totally disconnect it I get no power to the Alpine mounted lower in the door. I ran a couple of jumper wires from the tweeter plug to the Alpine and was able to get power and sound but it seems a little distorted, noisy?

    Anyone done this type of swap or know what I can do to resolve this issue? Oh bty these are co-ax and not componants.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    I had the same problem. The pieces of shit are wired in series. I never got a definitive answer though :(
     
  3. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    BlueNorthToyo

    BlueNorthToyo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I figured that much out after I looked at the stock tweeter. There were four wires in the tweeter harness and only two going to the tweeter. Pulled back the loom and say where they had joined and heat shrinked the wires to run to the lower speaker.

    I ran jumpers from here but sound quality is not great.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    sooner07

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    I prefer running new speaker wire to avoid that issue. It isn't hard to get new wire through the rubber boot if you use a piece of coat hanger as fish tape.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    BlueNorthToyo

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    bump...any other ideas rather than new wire
     
  6. Mar 22, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Can't you just cut them and splice them together?
     
  7. Mar 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    BlueNorthToyo

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    yeah thats what I did after. Kind of a ghetto rigged system right now until I can find the sub and amp I want. The HU that I have puts out 17W x 4 RMS and the new speakers are 50W x 4 RMS so I'm guessing that I need an amp to get the full effect.

    The new speakers sound great on the high and mid level its just the bass thats lacking.
     
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